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Great military blunders

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Throughout history warfare has been littered with appalling blunders leading to humiliating defeats and unnecessary loss of life. We are all familiar with the Charge of the Light brigade and the horrors of the Somme, but we are less aware of more recent blunders such as the failure of the Patriot missile during the Gulf War and the long-term effects of Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War.

In this ground-breaking account of thirty such military blunders, acclaimed expert Geoffrey Regan considers why each occurred. The causes are many and varied. Sometimes the responsibility lies with the leaders themselves: Montgomery's personal ambition led to 70% of his troops being killed or captured at Arnhem in 1944. At other times it is the politics of the time, like the Cold War paranoia that led to the US attack on Grenada in 1983. Technology, too, as played its part, mos recently in the Nato bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade 

Geoffrey Regan's Great Military Blunders is a powerful account of many sch mistakes - from the Crusades to Kosovo. It is fully illustrated and accompanies the Channel 4 series of the same name 

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Author(s):
Geoffrey Regan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
246x189x14
EAN-13:
9780752218984
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780752218984
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
190
Publisher:
Macmillan

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Throughout history warfare has been littered with appalling blunders leading to humiliating defeats and unnecessary loss of life. We are all familiar with the Charge of the Light brigade and the horrors of the Somme, but we are less aware of more recent blunders such as the failure of the Patriot missile during the Gulf War and the long-term effects of Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War.

In this ground-breaking account of thirty such military blunders, acclaimed expert Geoffrey Regan considers why each occurred. The causes are many and varied. Sometimes the responsibility lies with the leaders themselves: Montgomery's personal ambition led to 70% of his troops being killed or captured at Arnhem in 1944. At other times it is the politics of the time, like the Cold War paranoia that led to the US attack on Grenada in 1983. Technology, too, as played its part, mos recently in the Nato bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade 

Geoffrey Regan's Great Military Blunders is a powerful account of many sch mistakes - from the Crusades to Kosovo. It is fully illustrated and accompanies the Channel 4 series of the same name 

Author(s):
Geoffrey Regan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
246x189x14
EAN-13:
9780752218984
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780752218984
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
190
Publisher:
Macmillan

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